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Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/7/14

San Francisco Giants (49-39) at Oakland Athletics (55-33)

MLB Baseball: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)

Ryan Vogelsong (R) (5-5) (3.858) vs. Jesse Chavez (R) (6-5) (3.233)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -152 / San Francisco Giants +142 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-California

The Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants face off on Monday in Oakland in an interleague battle of the Bay Area teams.

The Oakland A’s have the best record in baseball and they continue to play like it on a daily basis. The A’s are 28-15 at home, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have won four games in a row. As a team the A’s are hitting .252 with Derek Norris hitting .306, Coco Crisp hitting .291, and Brandon Moss hitting .272. The Athletics pitching staff has an ERA of 3.16 with the starters at 3.28 and the bullpen at 2.94. For game one against the Giants the A’s start Jesse Chavez who has lost four of his last six decisions. For the season Chavez has allowed 99 hits and 37 earned runs while striking out 92 over 103 innings for a 6-5 record and a 3.23 ERA.

Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/7/14

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The San Francisco Giants hope to have come out of their free fall where they went from a double-digit lead in the NL West to trailing the Dodgers by a half of a game in the standings. The Giants are 24-16 on the road, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last two. As a team the Giants are hitting .245 with Hunter Pence hitting .301, Buster Posey hitting .286, and Michael Morse hitting .272. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.41 with the starters at 3.61 and the bullpen at 2.97. For game one against the A’s the Giants start Ryan Vogelsong who has lost his last two starts and three of his last four decisions. For the season Vogelsong has allowed 97 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 86 over 98 innings for a 5-5 record and a 3.86 ERA.

Oakland is 4-1 against the NL West, 13-5 in their last 18 games, and 5-2 in Chavez’s last seven starts as a home favorite. San Francisco is 7-18 in their last 25 games, 1-4 agaisnt the AL West, and 5-0 in Vogelsong’s last five road starts. San Francisco is 1-4 in the last five meetings of these two.

Not loving the price here because I expect scoring but I like the A’s bullpen better and in this one that is going to play a big factor. 

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